Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Few Things I'm Loving...

Now, before I start this, I just have to tell you how much I used to HATE shopping online. Weird. I know. BUT ever since I began running this little online business of mine, I have realized how WONDERFUL online shopping is! I'm kind of addicted! Like, I even shop for most of my work supplies, etc online. I just love receiving "happy mail"! So without much further ado... Here are some of the things I am loving from the world wide web...



                                                                    Freshly Picked

1. Michaela is the first blogger I ever advertised with and she is an absolute sweetheart! I am totally obsessed with her gorgeous taste and amazing eye for interior design. Blogs like this are so great for finding fun little items you never even knew you were shopping for; if she is not already on your list of blogs, I definitely recommend adding this blog to your list!

2. I am so in love we these darling little tee pee tents! This fellow Etsy seller is a momma to a little guy with her second babe on the way! Not sure how she finds time to make these darling creations, but I'm glad she does! I'm SO tempted to get Nix one for his birthday...

3. If you haven't heard of Freshly Picked moccasins, be sure to click on that link! Right. Now. Susan has been creating and perfecting these little moccasins since 2009. We just ordered Nix his very first pair and I cannot wait to share pictures with you! They're the perfect pairing with some OAK leggings or shorts!

What are you finding and loving in this enormous web world? 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pinterest Support Group?

Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am? As a DIY-aholic, it's easy for me to spend hours perusing through Pinterest and imagine all the changes I'll be making around the house.... Except for those "amazing, briliant ideas" turn into "unfinished projects" a lot of the time... (You're welcome, hubby!) Does this happen to you too?

As the time slowly approaches us to put our house on the market, I figure this is the perfect time to actually put some of those ambitious "pins" to use. Thus, the beginning of many fun new tutorials! Some of you may have seen this little sneak peek on instagram of Nixon's new crib sheet  I'll be attempting....

Tutorial on this to come!

One pin I found to be a reasonable project to add to the list are these darling His & Hers towel hooks. So much more fun than a boring towel rod.

Photo credit: The Average Jess

I'll be sharing my experience as I re-create some of the Pinterest projects and add some of my own to the list, so be sure to follow along!

I want to know..... What are some of the things you found on Pinterest you're wanting to attempt?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Party Like It's Your Birthday

Yesterday, I turned 25 years young. It went a little something like this.... (just in case you missed the "overgramming" on Instagram ;) )

Because my smartie-pants husband is back in school in hopes to reach medical school, the bug and I had our own little Birthday Breakfast Celebration... Krispy Kreme. We got to see how the doughnuts are made, and then Nixon got to pick out his own doughnut, carefully selecting the chocolate frosting with sprinkles. Great choice. Nix almost never gets to have any food over-loaded in sugar (especially for breakfast), so needless to say, he was in sugar-coma heaven. 

After breakfast, Christian came home from class, and I was on my way to the spa (totally spoiled, I know).
Now, I must tell you, I never take time for anything like this; in fact, I have had a gift card for the spa for about 3 months.... (More on this to come.) It was glorious! I didn't realize how awful all of that stress in your back is until I felt so amazing after! I took time to shower that nasty oil out of my hair and lather myself in carefully selected lotions, hair products, and the best lip scrub of my life (don't worry, I bought some & I'll share about this in another post). 

After feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, I treated myself to a little lunch & shopping at Victoria's Secret. Sorry, no picture on this one ;)

Before I knew it, it was dinner time! Dinner was followed by an unexpected trip to the cupcake shop while waiting for our movie to start (where we gorged ourselves on popcorn, I might add. Pretty sure no woman in their right mind would EVER approve of this day's diet). 

Finally, we ended the evening with Iron Man 3. And since I can never get the hubby to take a serious picture with me (probably because he knows it will show up everywhere on the internet! haha), my picture-documentation went something like this...

...that awkward moment when you're hoping no one walks in because you are taking a "selfie" in the movie theater bathroom mirror! Whatever. It's my birthday. 

At the end of this amazing day, I had a little time to reflect and here is what I came up with...

- Ladies, we cannot do everything on our own! (Even though some days, it seems much easier...) Be sure to surround yourself with positive people that support you and love you. It makes life much more enjoyable.

- Take time to enjoy YOU. Refuel yourself. It's okay to spoil yourself every once in a while and let everyone else around you fend for themselves. This is probably something I struggle with most.

- Last, who cares what number is on that birthday cake! Embrace all of your new wisdom that comes with turning another year older, and use it to make next year even better.

So go on, and PARTY LIKE IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY! Take a little "you" time this week! I want to know what you do to celebrate yourself this week (even if it's something as small as an extra cookie- for breakfast!). 

<3 Paige

Monday, June 10, 2013


Welcome to Kindred OAK, The Blog!

I'm so excited to start this new little venture with you all! This blog is meant to be an extension of the online shop, Kindred OAK, as well as a collection of thoughts from me, the founder- thoughts on being a momma, a wife, a business woman, and my need to constantly create.  Don't worry ladies; those of you that are not married or do not have children- there will be plenty of great stuff on here for you too! 

The goal here is to provide you with my entertaining experiences as I discover this new life of balancing my many different roles, give great fashion tips, and share lots of other creative influences. From recipes, to DIY projects, to fashion tips, I'll be sharing my love for all things creative along with all of these other life adventures.

This is a lifestyle blog. Because at Kindred OAK, we're not just dressing you and your babes, we're hoping to add a little ray of sunshine into your life.

And just so you don't get too sick of me, I'll be having quite a few Guest bloggers as well! Interested in learning more? Go here.

So follow along with me (along with some wonderful Guest bloggers) on this journey to create a happier, healthier, prettier, more enriched lifestyle.

<3 Paige
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